The Best of the Week (Mar. 6): IoT Zone
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone (March 06 - March 13). Here they are, in order of popularity:
Now that Apple finally threw its hat into the smart watch and fitness band arena, here are the inevitable casualties in the same category that will probably be crushed under the weight of Apple brand superiority, if not technical superiority.
Technology often needs a significant incubation period, during which it’s often dismissed as too novel or not practical. Gartner refers to it as the “trough of disillusionment”. But some of the ideas from the early age of computing have finally started to germinate.
The Apple Watch is not only the company’s foray into the smartwatch and wearable technology space, but it also validates the importance of digital disruption, cloud delivery and embedded analytics.
To liven up the 2nd floor of the MuleSoft SF office, we decided to showcase a slightly modified version of the IoT demo we gave in last year’s Chicago and New York MuleSoft Summits. The demo we have listens for any mentions of @mulesoft on Twitter. If found, a Mule app running on a Raspberry Pi makes the lights glow.
For the last 3 years, we have been talking about why IoT needs open source and open standards to be successful. We are now seeing great examples of why this is so true and why open communities will lead IoT adoption.
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